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Should I take Prevacid in the night for GERD?

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Published At April 22, 2016
Reviewed AtDecember 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I was diagnosed with GERD six years ago. I have gained 10 pounds of weight and I started having phlegm in my throat. I am coughing more to get the phlegm out of my throat. I am currently taking Prevacid (over-the-counter) once a day in the morning. The phlegm and coughing does not seem to be going away and it is affecting my daily life. Should I take Prevacid at night too? Is there any medication that I can change to or add to Prevacid daily?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Avoid fasting and having spicy food. Take small and frequent meals.

Investigations to be done

1. CBC (complete blood count). 2. LFT (liver function tests). 3. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Differential diagnosis

Dyspepsia (indigestion).

Probable diagnosis

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

Regarding follow up

Revert back after 15 days to a medical gastroenterologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Should I take both the medicines at the same time or one in the morning and the other before going to bed?

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Combination capsule is available. Please take one capsule before breakfast once daily.
  • Do not take Prevacid (Lansoprazole) or any other medicine at night. Only take the above combination of medicine once daily.

For further doubts consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar

Medical Gastroenterology

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